Luxury Resort Austrian Wine Vacation
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Austrian Wine Vacation with Sommelier Jessica Altieri
“Sip Some Austria” continues as Jessica Altieri, Sommelier, meets with Günther Zimmel of Falkensteiner Balance Resort in Südburgenland, Austria. The Falkensteiner Balance Resort Stegersbach is located in the heart of the Burgenland spa region and borders the Styrian thermal spa country. This part of Austria is renowned for its vineyards and fruit orchards. The numerous vineyards and brandy distilleries testify to the long-established art of wine and brandy production of the area.
The Falkensteiner Balance Resort wows with inspiring architecture, an atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation, and is heralded as “one of the best spas in Austria,” with a perfect balance of lifestyle and wellness. The resort consists of 111 spacious rooms, 17 family apartments, and 13 designer suites surrounded by breathtaking gardens. Enjoy holistic acquapura, a “metabolic balance program,” yoga, meditation, Nordic walking, or golf. The resort’s vinotheque takes advantage of the southern Burgenland region’s infamous red wines with a strong character. The vinotheque is home to the famous “uhudler”—a unique Austrian wine, originating in this Südburgenland region with a rosé color and intense flavor notes of strawberries and black currants. It can also be produced as a white wine. Beyond “uhudler,” the vinotheque offers the opportunity to sample many of the fine Austrian wines from the region. Enjoy an excursion with the resort to the South Styrian Wine Road, comparable to Italy’s Tuscany. The South Styrian Wine Road charms with exquisite wines, taverns with enchanting views, fine dining and rustic hiking trails. Stay tuned to Wine Channel TV for more exclusive “Sip Some Austria” featured videos. Prost!
About Jessica Altieri
Jessica Altieri, 34, is the Director of Beverage, Four Seasons Palm Beach and US Beverage Ambassador for Four Reasons Hotel and Resorts North America. In August 2016, Ms. Altieri was named a Wine Enthusiast Magazine TOP 40 UNDER 40 TASTEMAKERS for 2016.
Ms. Altieri is a Certified Sommelier, Certified Water Sommelier and California Wine Appellation Specialist and recognized in the industry for her expertise in reaching the coveted millennials through innovative content, live events and social media. Ms. Altieri has launched award winning programs, including her home base resort receiving the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2019.
Jessica is a 10+ year global tastemaker who has experienced some of the world’s most sought after wine, food, and water across six continents. She began speaking on the benefits of pairing great water with cultural lifestyle experiences over 5 years ago as she was introduced to the one-of-a-kind terroirs and ecosystems of the world. She has been instrumental in raising the profile of terroir in terms of water, previously known only for their relationship to wine.
Jessica has become a globally sought-after expert, speaker, thought leader, and interview subject due to her own experiences of working with world-class mineral water producers, vintners, and 3-Star Michelin Chefs, including Chefs Mauro Colagreco and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Ms. Altieri has appeared on CNBC, ABC, WGN, Yahoo and ESPN Radio and numerous publications including Travel+Leisure, Barron’s, Wine Enthusiast, Bravo, Reuters and Modern Luxury Palm Beach. Ms. Altieri has extensive international wine and food experience traveling within Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Greece, France, Austria and major USA wine regions with extensive experience in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Ms. Altieri is a graduate of New York University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.